These paper flags are found throughout Mexico on special occasions draped over the streets to announce the upcoming, existing or past fiestas. Papel picado means "picked paper" because it is traditionally chiseled while stacked in large pile...then each flag is individually strung on string to make a banner of paper flags. Very colorful, very festive and very Mexican! They are made of delicate tissue paper. The second photo shows them in our shop window--bright and colorful.
state of origin: Puebla
dimensions: Each flag is 9" by 7"; 5 strings of 10 flags in each package (50 flags total; each string is about 8.5' long)